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FYI. Visiting Fellow Progrmme, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

From fat studies scholar Hannele Harjunen:
Call for CRISES Visiting Fellow Programme for Post Doctoral Researchers, Associate Professors and Professors. Crises are pretty loosely defined and could include many different types of fat-related topics.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, opens a call for the Visiting Fellow Programme in Crises Redefined – Historical Continuity and Societal Change (CRISES) research profiling area. The program offers grants from 1 to 3.5 month visits.
CRISES is one of the thematic research areas that profiles research activities at the University of Jyväskylä. The CRISES profiling area builds on the core strengths of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, including multidisciplinary focus and ability to analyze societal change and historical continuity in long-term and transnational perspectives. The main objective of the research within CRISES profiling area is to understand various (often competing and contested) definitions of crisis: how crises come about and how they evolve; how they are defined and understood; and how they relate to global, national, and local physical environments and human action. The complexity of the topic is tackled not only by drawing on the existing empirical, theoretical, and methodological expertise of the researchers in art, culture, ethnology, history, politics, social sciences, and philosophy but also, by charting new approaches to crises, including testing and comparing different methods of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences.
Focusing on year 2020 CRISES profiling area is launching a Fellowship Programme for international research visitors. The applicants to this program are expected to study themes such as:
  • Historical approaches to economic and societal crises, business failures and industry decline
  • Political and politicized crises in historical and contemporary perspective
  • Belonging, inclusion, exclusion and displacement: individual, social and cultural contexts of crises
There are several researchers working in the CRISES profiling area in the University of Jyväskylä. We are looking forward to tightening co-operation network in research and teaching with the visiting program scholars in the future.
The duration of the Visiting Fellow Program is 1-3.5 months during the year 2020.
The visitors are paid a tax-free grant, which amount is depending on the career stage of the Visiting Fellow:
  • 3.000 euros/month for Post Doctoral Researchers,
  • 4.500 euros/month for Associate Professors and
  • 5.500 euros/month for Professors.
The above mentioned grant will cover also
  • Travel expenses to and from Jyväskylä, Finland.
  • Accommodation expenses either in the university’s guest apartments or in a free market apartment
Thus travel and accommodation will not be payed separately. The University of Jyväskylä offers support if you wish to book university’s guest apartment for your stay.
You may want to familiarize yourself with the university’s international staff guide https://www.jyu.fi/en/workwithus/international-staff-guide for more information about Jyväskylä and Finland.
Leave your application via an electronic form by Friday, November 1st 2019 by 16:00 hours. In your application you will be asked to
  1. describe how your research reinforces CRISES profiling area, including a short research plan
  2. attach your CV and Publication List
  3. give the approximate time and length of your visit
  4. tell if you are visiting the University of Jyväskylä alone or with your family (needed to arrange a suitable apartment if you wish to book university’s guest apartment).
For more information please contact Professor Jari Ojala, e-mail jari.ojala@jyu.fi, tel +358 400 247 387 (information about CRISES profiling area) or Head of Administration Riitta Sokka, e-mail riitta.r.sokka@jyu.fi, tel +358 40 805 5182 (information about the practical matters).
The selection criteria are
  1. the scientific quality of the applicant and research plan;
  2. the connection to the CRISES profiling area research interests
  3. interdisciplinarity.